Secretary Pirner testifies at EPW Subcommittee hearing on surplus water rule
The corn ethanol industry in South Dakota employs tens of thousands of South Dakotans and is a pillar of our state’s economy. As the market for ethanol increases, the market for corn will grow, and this means more jobs and increased revenue for corn farmers – many of whom work on their own family owned farms. WATCH my questioning today at an EPW hearing on extending the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent. This would increase market access opportunities for higher blends of ethanol.
Senator Mike Rounds joined his colleagues on the Senate floor to discuss the need to pass the Veterans First Act.
Sen. Mike Rounds spoke on the Senate floor today on his amendment to the NDAA to exempt military retirees and their families living in rural areas from proposed higher copays on prescription drugs.
Sen. Rounds introduces Secretary Steve Pirner of the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a witness at an Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing on states' perspectives on federal regulatory actions.
Rounds spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss the Internet Tax Freedom Act being included in the Customs Conference Report without being tied to the Marketplace Fairness Act.
In an increasingly technologically advanced world, the threat of a serious, damaging cyber-attack on our nation continues to grow. Today during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing I reinforced the need to have a policy in place for clearly defining what constitutes an act of war in cyberspace.
Rounds issued a statement at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Native American health care issues in the Great Plains.
Sen. Mike Rounds shares some of his family's Christmas traditions and favorite memories.
Rounds questions Michael Missal, President Obama's nominee to be the next Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced Roger A. Porch, Vice President of First National Bank in Philip, S.D. at a Senate Banking Subcommittee hearing on the state of rural banks.
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) questions witnesses about home appraisals in rural areas and the new TRID rule by CFPB to simplify mortgage disclosures.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds gives his opening statement at an EPW Subcommittee hearing entitled, "Oversight of Regulatory Impact Analyses for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulations."
President Obama's deal with Iran is bad for the United States and for the world.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), today delivered a speech on the Senate floor encouraging his colleagues to join him in opposing the President’s nuclear deal with Iran.
Sen. Rounds joined Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson and other colleagues on the Senate floor to discuss Department of Veterans Affairs accountability this evening.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today spoke on the Senate floor to introduce legislation that would repeal the "pay ratio" rule embedded in Section 953 of the Dodd-Frank law.
The Senate is on track to send ?#?TPA? legislation to the President's desk by the end of the week. I spoke with Neil Cavuto about the importance of TPA and trade.
The Water Quality Protection Act passed out of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on June 10, 2015.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation that will be the principal legislative vehicle in the Senate to rollback President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.”
Sen. Rounds introduced Barbara Cline of South Dakota, a witness at the Senate Banking Committee Hearing on transportation reauthorization.
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) questions VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson during a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) speaks on Obamacare on its 5th anniversary during a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Rounds Questions EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy During Environment & Public Works Committee Hearing
Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) spoke on the need to supply weapons to Ukraine.
Sen. Mike Rounds gavels out the U.S. Senate for his first time prior to the 2015 State of the Union Address